Understanding Spiritual Gifts

Understanding Spiritual Gifts

Taught by Sam Storms

In this online course, Sam Storms addresses common questions about spiritual gifts, confronts the tendency to downplay the urgency of spiritual gifts for Christian living and ministry, and offers helpful training for practicing them.

Course Details

  • 18 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 8 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Understanding Spiritual Gifts
12 Month Access
$229.99 USD

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Course Description

What are spiritual gifts?

Pastor and author Sam Storms has spent several decades teaching on the topic of the spiritual gifts and equipping believers in the faithful practice of God's gifts. Yet there remains a great deal of confusion about the nature of the gifts and how they best function in the body of Christ.

In this online course on the spiritual gifts, Storms addresses the many bizarre and misleading understandings of the miraculous gifts of the Spirit and confronts the tendency to downplay their importance for Christian living and ministry. He unpacks the glorious truth that God desires to deepen the manifestation of his power through us in ever more demonstrative and tangible ways and how spiritual gifts, both the more miraculous and the somewhat mundane, are given to encourage, edify, strengthen, instruct, and console one another, all with a view to an ever-increasing, incremental transformation into the image of Jesus Christ.

The Understanding Spiritual Gifts online course addresses common questions about the gifts and provides practical training for using and exercising the gifts in ministry. It is perfect for any individual or group who wants to grow in their understanding of the gifts for today.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • A general understanding of the spiritual gifts available to Christians
  • Insight into how the spiritual gifts were used in biblical times and today
  • Practical knowledge of how to use and grow your spiritual gifts in the body of the church
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Sam Storms

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Sam Storms is founder of Enjoying God Ministries, the senior pastor of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, and a former professor. Storms travels both in the United States and abroad, speaking at churches and conferences. He is the author of over thirty books including Practicing the Power, Understanding Spiritual Gifts, and Understanding Spiritual Warfare. He blogs regularly at www.samstorms.org .

Course Outline

  • Supernatural Power for Life and Ministry

  • Spiritual Gifts: What Are They and Why Does God Give Them?

  • How Many Spiritual Gifts Are There and How Many Might a Christian Receive?

  • Our Responsibility to Desire and Pray for Spiritual Gifts

  • Biblical and Theological Arguments in Support of Cessationism

  • Biblical and Theological Arguments in Support of Continuationism

  • The Evidence from Church History

  • Word of Wisdom and Word of Knowledge

  • The Nature and Purpose of the Spiritual Gift of Prophecy

  • Is the New Testament Spiritual Gift of Prophecy Different from Old Testament Prophecy?

  • Judging Prophetic Utterances, and the Spiritual Gift of Discerning of Spirits


  • Deciphering the Gift of Speaking in Tongues

  • Does God Want all Christians to Speak in Tongues? And What about the Gift of Interpretation?

  • The Spiritual Gift of Faith and Its Relationship to Healing

  • Miracles and the Spiritual Gift of Miracles

  • What about the Spiritual Gifts in Romans 12:6 – 8 and Ephesians 4:11?

  • Is Apostleship a Spiritual Gift, an Office, or Both?

  • The Qualifications for Apostleship, or Are There Apostles in the Church Today?



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